Jeweler Aaron Ruff of Digby & Iona.
A self-taught artist, Ruff creates hand-crafted jewelry inspired by history, nature, and literature. He specializes in both fine jewelry and bold, unique signet rings, bearing messages from the past. In this essay, his two rescued dogs and his wife Esther, (also a talented designer) are also pictured.
Photographed at the artist’s studio at The Invisible Dog Art Center, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.